Arnold's Hotel

Welcome to Arnold's Hotel

A very warm welcome to Arnolds, a fourth generation family owned and operated hotel in the picturesque village of Dunfanaghy on Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way. The hotel is situated in the heart of the village, overlooking the spectacular scenery of Sheephaven Bay, and is an ideal choice for anyone who wants to stay close to the action while still enjoying a friendly and relaxing hotel experience.

We hope you will enjoy exploring this scenic area of North Donegal with so much to see and do right on our doorstep! From golf, cycling and surfing to hiking, yoga and a variety of water sports. The hotel is also conveniently located close to many of the county's most popular tourist attractions including, Horn Head scenic drive, Killahoey Beach, Marble Hill beach, Doe Castle, Dunfanaghy Workhouse/Heritage Centre, Fanad Lighthouse, Ards Forest Park and Glenveagh Castle and National Park, the Glebe Gallery and St. Columcille Heritage Centre.

Dunfanaghy by day is home to a variety of cafes, art galleries and charming craft and gift shops while at night the village comes to life with local bars and restaurants offering a wide range of dining options, live music and dancing until late!

During your visit to Arnolds we would invite you to dine with us and sample some of the finest local produce from land and sea which features heavily throughout our day and evening menus. Arnou Cafe is open daily from 10.00am serving breakfast, lunch and delicious home-baked treats before transforming into a hugely popular Gourmet Burger Bar at night – please check in advance for seasonal opening hours.

 It remains our number one priority to ensure all our guests feel very much at home, and that our level of service, hospitality and food consistently enhances any holiday experience. From a warm and friendly welcome on arrival, our attentive team will go above and beyond to ensure every element of your stay is an experience you wish to repeat again and again.

Hotel Amenities

  • 30 Guestrooms
  • Outdoor Dining Pods
  • Cocktail Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Bar and Lounge with Open Fires
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Luggage storage
  • Beer Garden
  • Complimentary car parking
  • Daytime cafe serving breakfast and lunch
  • Gourmet Burger Bar (open at weekends only during winter season)

Dunfanaghy & The Wild Atlantic Way

Welcome to the village of Dunfanaghy, situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, overlooking the beautiful shores of Sheephaven Bay on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by Blue Flag beaches, and overlooked by the majestic Derryveagh Mountains of Donegal.

The location of Dunfanaghy makes it the perfect base for visiting the beautiful north west and exploring the Wild Atlantic Way. The village overlooks the magnificant Horn Head, is adjacent to the blue flag Killahoey beach with its golden sands and crystal clear water, and is a short drive to the picturesque harbour at Portnablagh, the blue flag beach at Marble Hill, Ards Forest Park, Ards Friary, Doe Castle, the Rosguill Peninsula, the Fanad Peninsula, Glenveagh National Park. 

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